Justice For Hire On iPhone

I’ve been familiar with this unique action, kung-fu series for a while now. The blend of comics and short films is a great idea. I spoke to the guys behind Justice For Hire at Comic-Con and picked up a few things from them, and now they’re launching onto the iPhone, which is an impressive step. Press release below.

“JFH: Justice-For-Hire” Launches on iPhone and Vuze

JFH iPhone and Vuze Launch LONGFollowing the critically acclaimed comic book’s first season in 2008 and the continuing web series in 2009, the world’s first “ultra-realistic” mixed martial arts action series, “JFH: Justice-For-Hire”, has officially partnered with iPhone developer Iconology, Inc., and Vuze, the world
leading provider of online high definition (HD) video content.

Iconology, Inc.’s iPhone application (app), Comics by ComiXology, debuted at last week’s San Diego Comic Con, and within days shot up the ranks of iTunes’ top selling e-books to the number two position, which it continues to hold this week.   “JFH is a fun, high-action, innovative book with some great video content attached. We’re excited to get Creative Impulse comics on the Comics by ComiXology iPhone OS app,” stated Iconology’s principle, David Steinberger.  While the “JFH” comic book series is currently available in the Comics app, ComiXology plans a stand-alone “JFH” app to launch this summer, packaged with the live action content that has distinguished the series and the Creative Impulse Entertainment (CIE)
company from the pack of traditional comic book publishers.

Vuze launched both a “JFH: Justice-For-Hire” Channel and a new Media Hub site dedicated to “JFH,” on the Vuze HD Network.  According to Jeff Rowe, Vuze’s Executive Produce, “Vuze is thrilled to be partnering with JFH in delivering their cutting edge web series to avid fans on Vuze.”

“We are totally enthusiastic about the partnerships with Vuze and Iconology,” said CIE chief executive officer and “JFH” creator Jan Lucanus.  “They are both special companies that are driven by the same goal as Creative Impulse, which is to make the coolest content possible
and get it out to the people in a massive way.  Vuze and Iconology are leading the pack in digital distribution, and we are pushing the boundaries of innovation, so it’s a win-win for all, especially the fans”.

To download the Comic app, go here.  For the “JFH” Media Hub (launching August 5), go here
 and for the “JFH” Channel, go here.  Visit www.CreativeImpulseEnt.com
for further information.

This Week’s Ramblings

Dellec #1Beast Boy from the Teen Titans appears in Batman: The Brave and The Bold #7, the series based on the amusing cartoon. This issue centres on the original Doom Patrol and gives succinct origins for each member, and Beast Boy, or Changeling as he’s sometimes known, is along for the ride. However, why does he wear a mask? Odd.

Dellec #1 is the kick-off for this new series from Aspen Comics. They’ve wisely branched out their properties lately, so their books aren’t all about Fathom and Soulfire. The teaser Dellec #0 didn’t offer any answers to the direction of this new series, and we are not given any more clues here. What we do know is that Dellec is a tough guy who fights evil, with elements of faith thrown in for good measure. This issue opens splendidly with the hero’s fight against a gang calling themselves the Kongs, because they dress up as primates. The art by Micah Gunnell is awesome, and a perfect fit for this action packed book. Writers Frank Mastromauro and Vince Hernandez really need to start revealing more though, especially considering there’s only 7 more issues to go. So far it’s all noise and blood, but with very little substance, but it does have plenty of room to move and is graphically designed very well.

The best line this week would have to come from Dynamite’s Sherlock Holmes #3 written by John Reppion and Leah Moore. Ready? Here it is.

“Oh my giddy Aunt! Will you look at that?”

Classic. I’m going to slip that into my conversations from now on.